News Headlines - 28 August 2013

Syrian army may use kamikaze pilots against west, Assad officer claims | The Guardian

The Syrian air force is considering using kamikaze pilots against attacks by western forces, a Syrian army officer operating air defences near Damascus has claimed in an interview with the Guardian. The officer said 13 pilots had signed a pledge this week saying they would form "a crew of suicide martyrs to foil the US warplanes".

Taliban Attack U.S.-Polish Base in Afghanistan - WSJ.com

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a coordinated assault on a U.S. and coalition base and an Afghan government compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday that killed a coalition service member and several Afghan civilians and security guards.

Bank of England’s Governor to Keep Interest Rates Low - NYTimes.com

The Bank of England’s new governor took his ideas for spurring Britain’s sluggish economy on the road on Wednesday, traveling to the heart of the country to convince households and managers that interest rates will remain low and that he will not follow the United States in reining in the bank’s stimulus efforts just yet.

News: Nintendo 2DS is the new 'affordable' 3DS model - ComputerAndVideoGames.com

Nintendo has announced the Nintendo 2DS, a new "more affordable" Nintendo 3DS model set for release in October. The redesigned handheld will play the entire library of cartridge and digital 3DS and DS titles, but "only in 2D".

Japan Fukushima toxic water leak a Level 3 'serious incident' - CNN.com

Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said a toxic water leak at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant has been classified as a level 3 "serious incident" on an international scale.








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